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2018 AGE SMART EMPLOYER AWARDS WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED

Contact: Stephanie Berger  

(212) 305-4372

sb2247@cumc.columbia.edu



SIX NYC COMPANIES WIN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE PRACTICES

National Grid, Silvercup Studios, and Urban Health Plan are among winners who hire, retain and engage workers of all ages with top policies and practices.

Journalist and author Chris Farrell is an alumnus of the Columbia Aging Center's Age Boom Academy. On January 8th, he wrote a piece for Nextavenue.org about how the city of Louisville is taking on aging -- as a huge opportunity for economic growth.  Chris said, "I recently spent a few days nosing around Louisville to find out why and how the city has made aging such a priority and was, frankly, pretty blown away."

Digging deeper, insight came when he started interviewing locals:

2017 AGE SMART EMPLOYER AWARD FINALISTS CHOSEN

THIRTEEN NYC COMPANIES NAMED FINALISTS FOR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORKPLACE PRACTICES FROM COLUMBIA AGING CENTER

Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Press Contact: Kerry Wills, 212-342-4472 or kw2720@cumc.columbia.edu

Please join us on Monday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m. for this special joint lecture with the Department of Epidemiology by Katherine Ornstein, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Ornstein will present "Reframing Healthcare Beyond the Individual: A Focus on Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care.”

Read about Ruth Finkelstein and Dorian Block's digital narrative project, featured on the website of the Mailman School of Public Health. The project features 20 New Yorkers past the age of 81 and challenges the idea of what it means to grow old in New York.

How Does the Age of Our Political Leaders Affect Our Opinions of Older Adults?

On Thursday, December 7 at 12:15 p.m., Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) presents Columbia Aging Center member Megan Todd, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Aging Center.

Dr. Todd's talk is entitled "The Biology of Disadvantage: The Immune System and Social Inequality." **Note downtown Columbia location at 602 Lewisohn Hall, Ward H. Dennis Room**

Please join us on Thursday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. for this special joint lecture with the Department of Epidemiology.  Daniel Belsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, will present "Quantification of Biological Aging: A Tool for Epidemiology.”

To attend, no RSVP is needed. The event takes place at the HPM Conference Room, Allan Rosenfield Building Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street.

 

Please join us on December 12 at 1 p.m. for this Brown Bag seminar.  Marcella Walker, MD -- a Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellow -- will present findings in her seminar "Parathyroid Hormone – A Novel, Modifiable Risk Factor for Age-Related Cognitive Decline?"

On January 17th, the Columbia Aging Center presents the recipients of the  2017 Age Smart Employer Awards. The finalists were announced here on January 2nd.

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